Covenant Cafe works on scrapbooks

LOCK HAVEN — The Covenant Cafe, an early stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., to continue working on scrapbooks.

Lock Haven Catholic School eighth grade students from Mrs. Jones’ science class will be helping participants work on their scrapbooks of personal memories. The scrapbook, entitled “A Life Well Lived,” is an ongoing project, but this session will be focused on childhood memories. The students will act as scribes to record favorite memories and stories. Volunteer Carol Poorman and Covenant Cafe volunteers will also be on hand to assist.

The Covenant Cafe was recently awarded a $350 grant from River Valley Senior Providers Group for this intergenerational project.

The students studied the brain as well as diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer’s disease. Their studies culminated in a presentation about Alzheimer’s by Melissa Bottorf of the LINK program, Maria Weisser from Home Instead Senior Care and Fran Decker of the Covenant Cafe, and finally, the interactive visit to the Cafe.

After the scrapbooking, the Covenant Cafe participants will also enjoy physical activity with a game of Noodle Ball and Tai Chi led by Covenant Cafe volunteers.

The Covenant Cafe is a joint venture between the Outreach and Witness Committee of Covenant United Methodist, the Alzheimer’s Support Group and the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants in this group are given an opportunity to be involved in socially and physically stimulating programs which will help them remain as active as possible. New members are always welcome.

Individuals and families who are interested in being involved in this special program are invited to call Fran Decker, MSW, LSW at 570-748-4302 or 570-263-2084 for more information.